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Singer Luis Fonsi Denies Infidelity Accusations Leveled in Ex-Wife’s Book

Singer Luis Fonsi Denies Infidelity Accusations Leveled in Ex-Wife’s Book

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi denied Tuesday in an open letter all the accusations of infidelity that his ex-wife, actress Adamari Lopez, made against him in her book "Viviendo" (Living). continue reading »

Spanish Basketball Coach Paco Olmos Signs with Puerto Rico’s BSN

Spanish Basketball Coach Paco Olmos Signs with Puerto Rico’s BSN

Spaniard Paco Olmos is now the coach of the Santurce Cangrejeros, one of the 10 clubs in Puerto Rico's BSN pro basketball league. Olmos said at a press continue reading »

Adamari Lopez Discuses Desire To Join Motherhood

Adamari Lopez Discuses Desire To Join Motherhood

Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez, on hand this week for a presentation of her first book entitled "Viviendo" (Living), told Efe that her greatest hope is to become a mom. continue reading »

Christian Band Son By Four Promotes New Single

Christian Band Son By Four Promotes New Single

The Puerto Rican Christian music group Son By Four, known internationally for the number "A Puro Dolor" (Purest of Pain), is promoting their new single, "Si Los Ves Llorar" (If You See Them Cry). continue reading »

Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Draco Rosa’s New Album “Vida” Will Include Songs from Ricky Martin and Shakira

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will release on March 19 his new album "Vida" (Life), on which he performs his greatest hits along with friends and colleagues such as Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra and Shakira. continue reading »

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

Popular Puerto Rican TV Show Canceled Following Protests

SuperXclusivo, the most-watched show on Puerto Rican television, will no longer be broadcast after a boycott staged in response to comments by host Kobbo Santarrosa that appeared to blame a murder victim for his own death, Primera Hora daily said Wednesday. continue reading »

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Has 4 Puerto Ricans on Ballot

Edgar Martinez and Bernie Williams head a group of four Puerto Ricans up for consideration in this year's Major League Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, the results of which will be announced on Wednesday. continue reading »

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Eleven Gold Bars Valued at $1.7 MIllion Seized as Contraband at Puerto Rico Airport

Several courier packages were seized this week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport containing 11 gold bars arriving from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. continue reading »

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

Two Dominican Drug Smugglers Arrested with $29 Million Worth of Cocaine on High Seas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities, seized over 2,600 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction Sunday in the Caribbean Sea. continue reading »

First Week of 2013 Proves Deadly in Puerto Rico With 14 Murders

First Week of 2013 Proves Deadly in Puerto Rico With 14 Murders

A young evangelical pastor was among the 14 people slain in Puerto Rico in the first week of 2013, police reported Monday. The most recent murder occurred Sunday at 9:55 p.m. in Canovanas, east of San Juan, where an unknown assailant walked up to Kedin Adorno Fuentes, 22, and shot him several times in the face. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

Puerto Rico Deploys National Guard to Combat Drug Trafficking, Crime

U.S. federal authorities have expressed support for newly inaugurated Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's decision to deploy National Guard troops to help fight crime and drug trafficking on the island. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

Students at the state-run University of Puerto Rico on Thursday demanded that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla eliminate the $800 annual fee imposed last year on top of the standard tuition of $49 per credit hour. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico will bid farewell to the last week of 2012 with its hotel occupancy rate at close to 100 percent, in a year when the sector saw an improvement over 2011 in both occupancy and price per room. continue reading »

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

Though the number of homicides won't match last year's record total of 1,122, violent crime remains the most pressing issue as Puerto Rico prepares to bid farewell to 2012. continue reading »